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Is Merkel saving face? Controversial Germany-Spain deal on migrants comes into force

As a Berlin-Madrid deal to send back migrants coming though Spain comes into force, critics call it a “symbolic” gesture aimed to calm the political storm in Germany but that will not solve the migrant crisis. Germany reached a deal on Wednesday for Spain to take back previously registered migrants who show up at the German border. The move is ...

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‘Jesus said give to men in need’: Refugee wants Austrians to share money & homes with migrants

A Syrian refugee living in Germany and writing columns for the local Huffington Post edition says all Austrians should take migrants into their homes, if they want integration to work. Aras Bacho, who says he is 19 and has lived in Germany for the past eight years, has penned an open letter in the Austrian daily newspaper OE24. According to ...

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Libya, migrants & karma: Europe's new migration policy wrecks on North African reality

The EU’s new plan to create refugee camps in North Africa is unlikely to ever work, as it’s never considered the situation on the ground – something that Europe helped create when it intervened in Libya, experts warn. Years of unending migrant influx have apparently stretched both the capacity and hospitality of some European nations to the limit. While the ...

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Trump says London mayor is doing ‘bad job’ against terror, as Europe is ‘losing culture’ to migrants

Europeans are losing their culture and identity by allowing an uncontrolled migrant influx into the EU, Donald Trump claims. He also blamed the Mayor of London for not doing enough to prevent the terror attacks on the city. “Allowing the immigration to take place in Europe is a shame,” Trump told the Sun newspaper in Brussels, before setting off to ...

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9 quick facts about the ‘Merkel-saving’ EU deal on tackling influx of refugees & migrants

EU leaders, racking their brains on how to share the burden of migrants and refugees, finally reached a vague compromise after almost 10 hours of deliberations. Here are nine main points to help you understand what was decided. Europe saw around one million migrants arrive to the continent during the 2015 refugee crisis. More than 377,000 reached Europe in 2016 ...

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‘No problem’: Tsipras cool with Germany sending migrants back to Greece to ‘share the burden’

Athens “doesn’t care” if some migrants return from Germany to Greece as part of a possible deal with Berlin, PM Alexis Tsipras said. His words are in sharp contrast with the mood on Greek islands overwhelmed by the migrant influx. “We don’t care about the fact that maybe we’ll have some returns from Germany if this will help, in order ...

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France has been 'colonized' by US, Brussels & migrants – MP & ex-presidential candidate

France has been “colonized” by migrants, as well as by the US, China, Germany, and the European Union, a French euroskeptic politician has warned, stating that he doesn’t want his country to “disappear.” “I think that our country is colonized…economically by the Americans and the Chinese, politically by Brussels, the European Union and Germany,” Nicolas Dupont-Aignan said during an interview ...

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Hungary approves ‘Stop Soros’ law criminalizing aid to illegal migrants

Hungary’s parliament has passed a law that could see anyone helping illegal immigrants claim asylum in the country imprisoned. The ‘Stop Soros’ law is named after Hungarian-born billionaire and open-borders advocate, George Soros. The law was voted on in the Hungarian parliament on Wednesday, where Viktor Orban’s right-wing Fidesz party holds a two-thirds majority. Under the law, individuals who aid ...

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Spanish students evicted from dorm to make room for ‘Aquarius’ migrants

A grand gesture by Madrid to accept migrants rejected by Italy and Malta has backfired on some Spanish students, who were told to leave their dormitories in 24 hours to make room for the new arrivals. Pedro Sanchez, Spain’s newly appointed prime minister, agreed to take in passengers of the rescue ship Aquarius, who are mostly from sub-Saharan Africa, after ...

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Deadline for Merkel? Germany to start kicking out migrants if no deal with EU – interior minister

German police will start unilaterally turning away migrants who applied for asylum in a different state if Chancellor Angela Merkel fails to negotiate an EU-wide solution, Interior Minister Horst Seehofer said. Speaking at a Monday briefing, the key Merkel ally and Christian Social Union (CSU) party head said that the chancellor effectively approved almost all provisions of his so-called “master ...

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